Cuban Minister Attends Panel Called by European Commission

Brussels, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s Minister of Culture, Abel Prieto, participated in this capital in a panel convened by the European Commission, in which he highlighted the social integration of Cuban women and, specifically, their role in artistic creation.

According to diplomatic sources, the organizer was invited by the organizers and took part in the forum entitled ‘Cultural heritage and creativity through the lens of women’, held in Belgium in the framework of the European Development Days.

In his presentation, the minister also addressed the cultural policy of the Revolution aimed at preserving the memory, traditions and identity of the nation, as well as safeguarding the extraordinary cultural heritage.

Along with the Cuban representative, other senior officials also intervened, such as the Director General of International Cooperation and Development of the European Union, Stefano Manservisi; and the Unesco Deputy Director General for African Affairs, Edouard Matoko.

On the other hand, the minister held bilateral meetings with different personalities such as Matoko, the Minister of Culture of Burkina Faso, Abdoul Karim Sango and heads of the Directorate General for Cooperation and Development of the European Commission.

The European Development Days have been held since 2006 and bring together world leaders, personalities and different actors of cooperation with the aim of discussing development issues, and approximately eight thousand people participate, including participants and visitors.

According to the Cuban embassy in Belgium, the invitation to Minister Abel Prieto as a speaker is a recognition of the policy undertaken by the Revolution to integrate women in artistic creation and preserve the material and immaterial cultural heritage.

The Cuban delegation was also integrated by the vice minister of the sector, Fernando Rojas; the ambassador of Cuba in Belgium, Norma Goicochea; and officials of the diplomatic mission.

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